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The possibility of recovering any pictures after a re-format is remote. If nothing else has been written or saved to the hard drive at all...this is very important, then the possibility of recover is greater. There are companies which will recover all data for a price, do a search on the Internet and ask for prices. There may be a program from somewhere which could recover the data. When the hard drive is formatted, the data should still be there, only pointers are erased. If you have written any data at all to the drive since format, just move on is my advice.
If this is a pc, then there are programs to recover from a format. If it is an internal hard drive for the camera, it may be harder to recover.

Polaroid PDC... • Answered on Dec 03, 2013


The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program such as Picasa ( http://picasa.google.com ).

Polaroid PDC... • Answered on Nov 01, 2013


Yes, it will work with a 2GB SD card.

Polaroid PDC... • Answered on Nov 01, 2013


The PDC 5080 uses SD cards, 2GB or smaller. It will not work with higher-capacity SDHC cards.

Polaroid PDC... • Answered on Nov 01, 2013


Do you really want a driver?The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or you can use any photo cataloging program such as Picasa ( http://picasa.google.com ).

Polaroid PDC... • Answered on Nov 01, 2013


May sound like a silly question, but do you have a memory card in? If not the camera may take a picture and show it for a second, but it does not write it anywhere.

Polaroid PDC... • Answered on Aug 30, 2013


Make sure that the batteries are in the right way (+/-).

Polaroid PDC... • Answered on Aug 13, 2013


ALTERNATE WAY TO TRANSFER PHOTOS TO COMPUTERIf your photos are stored on the memory card, then removethe memory card from the camera and insert it into an USB memory card reader.Connect this USB memory card reader and memory card into the USB port of yourworking computer. Your computer will see this as an USB Mass Storage Device oran external storage device; you can then open the folder on the memory card andcopy the photos to your computer.Memory card reader is a handy device and is inexpensive. Youcan copy photos from other cameras and you can also download photos off yourmemory card to someone else's computer without the need of installing anyprograms.

Polaroid PDC... • Answered on Aug 08, 2012


You don't need any special software.The best way to download pictures from your camera to your computer involves removing the memory card from the camera and plugging it into a card reader (either built-in to the computer or connected via USB or FireWire). This is likely to be faster than connecting the camera to the computer, and won't run down your camera's batteries.Once the card is plugged in, it will appear to your computer as a removable drive. You can use the operating system's drag&drop facility to copy pictures from the card to the computer's hard drive, the same way you copy any other files. Or, despite what I said first, you can use any photo cataloging program such as Picasa.

Polaroid PDC... • Answered on Jun 10, 2012


I have about the same problem as mechell, my camera starts, stay on for a few seconds, then it says goodbye and shuts off

Polaroid PDC... • Answered on Oct 04, 2011


Open the Card Slot of your camera.
Remove the card from it, then look on the left of the card, there is a small pice of plastic that can move along the side of the card. You should see writen a Lock and Unlock position.
Put it on Unlock and you should be fine.

Hope this helps !

Polaroid PDC... • Answered on Jun 10, 2011

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